Users can create 3D models and store their prefabricated cables in SpaceCable. They can be loaded, snapped to their counter parts, the cable path can be freely modified. Using ECAD files, even the loading and snapping can be automated.
A prefabricated cable assembly has 4 sub parts. After they are modeled, attributes and snap coordinate axis have to be added to their end parts.
Prefabricated cables can be used in the same way as wires. Their connectors can be moved, the cable path modified, into channels and virtual guides pushed, the cable lengths inquired and monitored
After having the 3D model of the cable assembly, it can be stored into Model Manager. Even though cables can be directly loaded from Model Manager, the preferred method is to load the cables from the "Cable Library" of SpaceCable.
in this video we see how to define the coordinate systems on your electrical components for automatic snapping with cables.
At SpaceCable users must add special end-parts to the free ends of the cable. They are created with a special function. Free end parts already have their coordinate systems and the connection faces of free end parts are already defined.
In this video we will show how create a cable assembly, how to define it and store as PKG file and finally how to add it to Cable Library. Users can load a cable - as PKG File from the file system or - from PTC Model Manager or - from PTC Windchill.